I’m a single Mom and my Teens spent this Father’s Day weekend with their Dad. What is a gal to do? Well, a STAYCATION of course!
It’s hot here in Southern California and I had not yet worked on my tan… I know right! I decided to take a look at AirBnB and look for an a room with a/c and a pool near me.
Have you AirBnB‘d yet? It’s been all over the news these past couple of years and I first started using it last year. Today I set a $50 budget for my staycation of one day (Saturday-Sunday). I searched all over Southern California really not thinking I’d find anything within my budget but…
Now, there weren’t very many listings – it’s peak time, last minute and a tiny budget! Guess what? I found a handful of listing… like WOW!
I decided on how far I was willing to drive then read the reviews to make sure it’s what I’m looking for. I scored my own room with a/c in a home with a pool. It was perfect for what I was looking for and had the pool all to myself as the family were busy doing chores inside their house. The other AirBandB tenants I met when I first arrived were out and about through the city and didn’t see them until the next morning as I was leaving to go back home.
Lets do the Math:
$25 Room with taxes and fees
$20 Food, Water, Soda and Snacks
This is a great savings from a hotel stay which ranges from $75 on up AND would be sharing the pool with who knows how many people.
DO NOT expect a 5 Star Resort for this price. If you’d like to stay in luxury there are more than a few listings just for you, but you will need to have a more accommodating budget to do so.
During my stay I had a clean room, clean linens and I already live in a ruckus family environment at home. I was able to sleep through most of family life and spend a few hours out in the pool working on my tan.. YAY!!
If you can, here’s a list of items you should pack to ensure a comfortable stay:
- Your own linens/blanket
- Air freshener (when sharing a restroom)
- Sleeping Bag – in case the floor is more comfortable OR to sleep in on top of bed or sofa
- Listings do disclose if they have wheelchair acess
- Message the listing owner for details
Have you had an AirBnB stay for under $50? DO TELL!
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